Man allegedly tries to rip off credit union

HUDSON – Warner Ken Howell, 55, of North Carolina, faces three felony charges after he allegedly tried to procure a loan from Digital Federal Credit Union with false documents.

At 11 a.m. Friday, credit union officials contacted police about the man applying for the loan. When officers reached the bank, employees informed them the suspect had just fled the bank.

Officers eventually identified and arrested Howell inside a nearby lumber store.

Howell faces three felony counts: theft by deception, identity fraud and falsifying physical evidence.

He was booked and processed at the Hudson Police Department.

Howell is being held without bail, pending a 1 p.m. Monday arraignment at Hillsborough County Court-South in Nashua.